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Kevin Smith's Tusk is a creepy tour of a warped mind Special

Without a doubt, Tusk is one of the most ridiculous movies I've ever seen, but this horror film has such a stellar cast, the acting elevates Kevin Smith's latest into a memorable piece of cinema that stays with you for a long time.

'Flight of the Conchords' star gets vampy in latest movie Special

Toronto - 'What We Do In the Shadows' was a big hit at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Its co-creator, 'Flight of the Conchords' star Jemaine Clement, says naturalism played a vital part in making the movie.

TIFF: Romantic-horror Spring thrills in all the right places Special

Few films have the courage to attempt to blend romance with horror. But Spring, debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, mixes both genres splendidly in a tale that is both chilling and tender.

TIFF: Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars disappoints on many levels

Toronto - Canadian director David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, debuting at Toronto International Film Festival, dissects the ego behind Hollywood royalty, but overacting, and an uneven narrative, mar what could have been a great film.

Toronto film festival announces first round of movies

The majority of galas and special presentations for the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival have been announced and include films from David Cronenberg, Chris Evans, Antoine Fuqua, Shawn Levy, Jason Reitman, Jon Stewart and Jean-Marc Vallée.

Review: Miyazaki's The Wind Rises wins with more mature political message Special

If you're a long-time Hayao Miyazaki fan, you know his films are often heavy on the fantasy, tinged with real-life history lessons. But in his final film The Wind Rises, the Japanese filmmaker creates his most mature and least kid-friendly work to date.

Review: ‘Beyond the Edge’ takes audiences to incredible heights Special

Director Leanne Pooley's 'Beyond the Edge' chronicles Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s conquest of Mt. Everest in 1953.

Review: ‘Oculus’ is cutting-edge horror drama Special

In ‘Oculus,’ a woman tries to convince her brother to help her destroy the supernatural being that killed their parents years earlier.

Review: ‘Starred Up’ gives prison films an upgrade Special

‘Starred Up’ is about a troubled, violent teenager who is transferred to adult prison where he meets his father for the first time in more than a decade.

Review: ‘Canopy’ is a silent triumph Special

In ‘Canopy,’ an Australian fighter pilot is shot down over Singapore during WWII and unites with a Chinese soldier to survive.

Review: ‘Miss Violence’ is a challenging portrayal of abuse Special

In ‘Miss Violence,’ a young girl jumps to her death on her 11th birthday. But the family’s irregular reaction to her “accident” draws suspicion from observers.

TopFinds: Putin's Syria letter, latest reviews from TIFF

Russia's Vladimir Putin pens a powerful letter on the American approach to Syria. Why the decline of honeybees should worry the world. Inside the movie madness known as the Toronto International Film Festival. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Review: ‘Heart of a Lion’ is about brave choices Special

In ‘Heart of a Lion’, a neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman with a black son, causing irreconcilable conflicting feelings for him.

Review: Cop thriller Cold Eyes keeps the tension tight and fast-paced Special

Toronto - How do you make a standard cops-and-robbers film a riveting suspenseful 120 minutes of intrigue and action? Just ask the filmmakers behind Cold Eyes, a Korean film screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Review: ‘The Station’ packs a horrific message Special

‘The Station’ is about a crew at an isolated weather research station who are caught in the path of Mother Nature’s answer to climate change.

Review: ‘Intruders’ keeps audiences guessing Special

In ‘Intruders,’ a screenwriter retreats to a secluded location to complete a project, but is interrupted by some unwanted guests and unexpected trouble.

Review: Watermark is cinematic eye candy of Burtynsky's photo art Special

Toronto - The latest documentary tracking the photographic project of Canada's Edward Burtynsky is visually mesmerizing, but it's also layered with an urgent message on how mankind has mishandled water and its ecological value.

Review: 'All Cheerleaders Die' breaks the teen revenge mold Special

In ‘All Cheerleaders Die,’ an outcast signs up for a high school cheerleading squad to humble the school’s reigning couple, but events force her to alter her mission.

Festival Music House rocks at TIFF Special

Toronto - The Festival Music House brought in five Canadian acts last night to perform at this annual invite-only event series that showcases musical talent for producers, directors, writers, actors and other film industry types.

Review: Gravity's survival story will leave you breathless Special

Toronto - "I got a bad feeling about this mission," says George Clooney's astronaut character in one of the more foreboding lines in the upcoming film Gravity. Thanks to skilled direction and awe-inspiring visuals, this lost-in-space story surpasses expectations.

Review: Jay-Z struts his musical ambitions in Made in America documentary Special

Concert documentaries are not often remarkable. But Ron Howard's Made in America dazzles at almost every turn as he chronicles Jay-Z's massive 2012 music fest in Philadelphia, which brought together dozens of disparate acts.

Review: Blue is the Warmest Color glows with extraordinary acting Special

Toronto - Forget its hefty three-hour runtime. Look beyond the explicit sex scenes. What makes Blue is the Warmest Color a standout film (and a deserved winner of Cannes' Palme d'Or) is the impressive acting courtesy of leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Toronto Film Festival celebrates 25 years of genre programming Special

The Toronto International Film Festival announces nine of the 10 films to screen at Midnight Madness, including seven world premieres.

Star power abounds at 2013 Toronto Film Festival Special

The Toronto International Film Festival announces its first round of highly-anticipated galas and special presentations.

The Cronenberg Project debuts in Toronto

Toronto - The Cronenberg Project is coming to Toronto this fall, presented by the Toronto International Film Festival. The exhibition spearheads an ambitious, multi-platform celebration of the work of the iconic Canadian director David Cronenberg.

Stevie Nicks to appear at “In Your Dreams” Toronto screening

Toronto - The elusive Stevie Nicks, one of the founding members of legendary Fleetwood Mac, is set to let the public have a peak inside her personal life. The film debuts alongside the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour dates.

Director visits Toronto theatre for 'Ginger and Rosa' screening Special

Toronto - Movie goers were treated to a special question and answer period with film director-writer, Sally Potter, on Monday, after the advance screening of 'Ginger and Rosa,' a story about two best friends growing up during the the Cold War.

Review: Lady vampires run rampant in Neil Jordan's Byzantium Special

Toronto - Director Neil Jordan returns to the blood-sucker genre eight years after Interview with the Vampire. In Byzantium, the ladies get the vampire treatment and the result is a strong showing for a horror film spiced with a philosophical subtext.

Review: 7 Boxes a thrilling fun film with surprising twists Special

Toronto - A delivery boy in a Paraguayan market is the highlight of 7 Boxes, debuting at the Toronto International Festival Market. His wild ride serves as the suspenseful engine for a film that should earn widespread distribution.

Spike Lee's 'Bad 25' premieres in Toronto Special

Toronto - In "Bad 25" director Spike Lee pays homage to the legacy of Michael Jackson's chart topping, multi-million selling album "Bad," 25 years after it first came out. The documentary premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Kate Winslet in Alan Rickman s  A Little Chaos   the closing night gala at TIFF.
Kate Winslet in Alan Rickman's 'A Little Chaos,' the closing night gala at TIFF.
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Kris Thykier, co-producer of W.E..
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Scene from short film Reflexions
Scene from short film Reflexions
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Former theatre impressario Garth Drabinksy stands with actor Christopher Plummer at the annual Georg...
Former theatre impressario Garth Drabinksy stands with actor Christopher Plummer at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy in  The Drop
James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy in 'The Drop'
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Star of Winnie Terrence Howard at TIFF
Star of Winnie Terrence Howard at TIFF
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Wendy Crewson of the film Winnie at TIFF
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Scene from the film Spring Breakers
Scene from the film Spring Breakers
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Director Norman Jewison with his wife at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
Director Norman Jewison with his wife at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in the UK film The Trip
Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in the UK film The Trip
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Director Atom Egoyan (centre) at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
Director Atom Egoyan (centre) at the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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Roy Thomson Hall: Waiting for George Clooney.
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The Red Carpet experience at TIFF is more than just the stars. It s the reporters  the photographers...
The Red Carpet experience at TIFF is more than just the stars. It's the reporters, the photographers, the fans, the security and the bright lights all rolled up into one star dazzling packet.
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The Red Carpet experience at TIFF is more than just the stars. It s the reporters  the photographers...
The Red Carpet experience at TIFF is more than just the stars. It's the reporters, the photographers, the fans, the security and the bright lights all rolled up into one star dazzling packet.
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Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild'
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At Roy Thomson Hall fans gather to check George Clooney on the Red Carpet
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